Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport

General information

Lagos Airport, named after former military ruler Murtala Rufai Ramat Muhammed, is the largest airport in Nigeria and one of the busiest airports in Africa. The airport serves the cities Lagos and Ibadan and offers flights to destinations worldwide. The head office of Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest air carier, is on the grounds of the airport.


Where is Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport situated?

The airport is situated northwest of Lagos. The airport can be reached from Lagos through the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway (A5).

How many terminals has Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport?

Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport has three terminals which are situated a few kilometres from each other. The two domestic terminals, DT1 and DT2 (privately funded terminal known as MMA2), are located east of the airport. The International Terminal is situated south of the airport. Terminal DT1 and Terminal DT2 are within walking distance of each other. Between the International Terminal and one of the domestic terminals you have to take a taxi.

Airport Map



The distance from Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport to the centre of Lagos is 22 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Lagos.

From LOS Airport to Lagos City centre by Car
22 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport by public transport. Visit the Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Lagos is about NGN 5000.-. Book your taxi at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From LOS Airport to Lagos City centre by Taxi
22 km
45 min
NGN 5000.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Europcar, Hertz and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Arik Air
  • Air Namibia
  • Dana Air


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection By Hilton, Ikeja

Featuring a fitness centre and views of city, Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection By Hilton is located in Ikeja, 7 km from Kalakuta Museum. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also welcomes guests with a restaurant and a terrace.


Joygate Hotel & Suites, Lagos

Joygate Hotel & Suites features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Lagos. Among the facilities at this property are a shared lounge and an ATM, along with free WiFi throughout the property.


Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Ikeja

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Sheraton Lagos Hotel is located in Lagos. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a seating area.

Hotels in Lagos

Looking for the best hotels in Lagos? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


The Blowfish Hotel, Lagos

900 metres from Mega Plaza Century 21 Mall, The Blowfish Hotel is set in Lagos and offers free WiFi and express check-in and check-out. Popular points of interest nearby include Red Door Gallery and Lekki Market.


Villa Thirty Three, Lagos

Situated in Lekki, Villa Thirty Three offers free WiFi and private parking. The hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom, seating area and refrigirator. All rooms include a flat-screen TV with with satellite channels.


The Lilygate Lagos, Lagos

Offering a restaurant, The Lilygate Lagos is located in Lagos. Each room here will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. Featuring a bath, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer. You can enjoy city view from the room.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Lagos: Guided Ponta da Piedade Sunset Tour

An experience designed for those who love the sunset and its mystical colors. Cruise along the coastline of Ponta da Piedade, enjoying the beautiful rock formations and small beaches caves before settling down for the sunset.


From Lagos: 3-Hour Algarve Cruise by Fun Catamaran

Top up your tan and take part in fun activities on a 3-hour cruise from Lagos to Praia da Luz and back. Relax aboard a catamaran and take in the views of the caves and unique rock formations of Ponta da Piedade and the golden beaches of the Algarve.

Tour & transport

Sagres: Sunset Tour

A 3 hour tour to the most southwestern point in Europe to view one of the most renowned sunset locations in the world.


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